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The Resource Temperance, Cathy Malkasian

Temperance, Cathy Malkasian

Label
Temperance
Title
Temperance
Statement of responsibility
Cathy Malkasian
Creator
Artist
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Do concepts life war and enemies hold a people together? Does conflict have an irresistible cultural momentum? These are the questions the cartoonist Cathy Malkasian explores in Temperance. After a brutal injury sustained in battle, Lester has no memory of his prior life. For the next thirty years his wife does everything to keep him from remembering-- and re-constructing-- a society, Blessedbowl, that has since elevated him as a hero. Blessedbowl is a cultural convergence of lies, memories, stories, and beliefs. Its people thrive on ideas of persecution, exceptionalism, and enemies, persuaded that war lurks just outside their walls. Lester's gradual emergence from his amnesia signals a crisis for the people of Blessedbowl, as their illusions become less and less sustainable. The story of Temperance is an account of recovery and awakening. Malkasian creates a densely tetured social context, masterfuly conveying the idiosyncratic physical domain with its spiraling structures and quasi-medieval architecture along with intimate yet plastic portraits of her characters in a rich, tonal pencil line"--Page 4 of cover
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Illustration
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
366482
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Malkasian, Cathy
Dewey number
741.5973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN6727.M23458
LC item number
T46 2010
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Amnesiacs
  • War
  • Married people
  • Culture conflict
  • Fear
  • Amnesiacs
  • Culture conflict
  • Fear
  • Married people
  • War
Label
Temperance, Cathy Malkasian
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn317919500
Dimensions
27 cm
Edition
First Fantagraphics books edition.
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9781606993231
Lccn
2012289649
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)317919500
Label
Temperance, Cathy Malkasian
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn317919500
Dimensions
27 cm
Edition
First Fantagraphics books edition.
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9781606993231
Lccn
2012289649
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)317919500

Library Locations

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